Dr. Robin Doughty - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas
Dr. Robin Doughty has attended colleges in Italy, England, and the United States. He received a doctorate in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, Robin is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin.
Robin Doughty has a longstanding interest in wild animals, notably birds. He has written and co-authored ten books that include the feather trade and bird protection, saving of the endangered whooping crane, the mockingbird as Texas’s state bird, and the purple martin. The University of Texas Press has recently published his latest book, co-authored with Virginia Carmichael, about conserving albatrosses. His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, penned a forward to this work, titled, The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas.
TOPIC: ”Bringing Back the Crane to England: Lessons From The Whoopers”
The Common Crane is making a comeback in England after a four hundred year absence. Most birds are being hatched and released in the wetlands of Somerset, west of the old Roman city of Bath. The lecture will detail the status of releases and the methods being adopted to raise and manage the birds based on pioneer work with Whooping Cranes in the United States.
SESSION: Friday, February 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute